Email: info@stpatricksns.ie Phone: 01 824 9930 Fax: 01 824 9928

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday February 12th 2014

Mid-Term Break

The school will be closed from Monday 17 to Friday 21 February inclusive for Mid-Term Break.  It will reopen on Monday 24 February at 8.30am.

Please note that Friday is a normal school day. All children will finish at their normal time.


Pyrite Remedial Works
ABM, the contractor who built the school, has stated that it is not in a financial position to undertake the pyrite remedial works. The issue is now with the Chief State Solicitor’s Office. They will decide when it will go to public tender. We will keep you informed of any updates.

Can we again plead with parents not to park in local estates when dropping off/ collecting children. Please use the drop-off/pick up area outside the main school gate or park at Spar! Please drive with extreme caution around the locality.

ACCORD Relationship Programme for 5th & 6th Class
A talk for Parents of 5th and 6th Class children takes place tonight Wednesday 12 February at 8.00pm SHARP in the Tigers Room. Please enter via the Diswellstown (Tigers) door.  Accord Facilitators will attend the school to speak to the children on 24 February (5th Class) and 25 February (6th Class).  Parent Consent Forms have been distributed to the children this week.  Please note forms MUST be returned to the class teacher on or before Thursday 13 February whether or not you are giving consent for your child to attend. An email copy of the consent form has also been sent to all parents for your convenience.

Cycling Safety Course (4th Class Children)
A Cycling Safety Course will take place for 4th Class children commencing 04 March for 6 weeks.  The course will take place on school grounds during the school day. A letter has been given to each 4th class child with full information. An email copy of the letter has also been sent to all parents for your convenience.  Permission Slips with payment (or receipt for online payment) should be returned directly to the class teacher before the first session.  This course is subsidised by Fingal County Council. If you do not wish your child to take part, please advise your child’s class teacher directly by a note in their journal.

World Book Day Photograph Competition
To celebrate World Book Day on March 6th, we will be holding a ‘Look Where I Was Reading’ photograph competition. Children can enter photos of themselves reading in unusual places. Photos should be 10 x 15cm in size and child’s name, class and teacher should be written on the back. There will be one winner selected in each category: 1) infants, 2) first and second, 3) third and fourth and 4) fifth and sixth. Entries will be displayed around the library for World Book Day. Winning entries will be permanently displayed in the library. A box for entries will be placed in reception after the mid-term break. The last date for entry will be Monday 3rd of March.

Extra Curricular Activities

Spanish for Children
Calling all 5th & 6th class SPNS pupils interested in doing Spanish in Secondary School! Special Intense 12 week course, starting week beginning 24th February. Also starting, a brand new term for Pre­schoolers (3+). Books & CDs supplied. Limited places, don’t miss out! For details, please Email marygalvin@upcmail.ie, phone 087 267 4809, visit www.spanishclasses4children.com ASAP, please, so materials can be ordered to arrive in time for start date. Gracias, Mary